Stories tagged "Paris Agreement"

August 1, 2019

The European Investment Bank Joins the Fight Against Climate Change

by Alexandra Patel By 2021, the European Investment Bank has stated that it will no longer offer loans to fossil fuel companies. As part of a strategy to better use its money to fight climate change, the bank will also increase its investments in clean energy....

May 28, 2019

80 UN Nations Plan to Step Up Their Paris Climate Commitments

According to a story the New York Times broke yesterday, 80 countries want to increase their climate pledges ahead of schedule under the Paris climate accord. The United Nations explained that this signals some of them would do so at a summit of world leaders in...

May 2, 2019

House of Representatives Takes A Stand On Paris Agreement

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to demand that the Trump Administration re-commit the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement.  Only three Republican Members of Congress crossed over to vote with the Democrats who all supported the measure.  The New...

April 25, 2019

How Green Is Joe Biden?

Joe Biden, the latest candidate to join the Presidential race, has yet to say where he stands on many of the issues, like the Green New Deal, President Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, and oil and gas drilling on federal land, to name just a few of today’s...

April 23, 2019

Arctic Melting Increasing, As Are Costs Of Dealing With It

A team of scientists studying Greenland’s ice mass reviewed data going back as far as 1972 for the first time, which allowed them to look at longer trends, and learned that even though there might be more snow in some years, the glaciers (large ice masses on the...

February 25, 2019

Shareholders Persuade Glencore To Put a Cap on Coal

An investor coalition, Climate Action 100+ along with the Anglican Church, successfully urged the multinational commodities firm Glencore (the largest coal exporter in the world) to cap at current levels the amount of coal it extracts, which is projected to be 145...

February 14, 2019

Wisconsin Joins Climate Alliance

Wisconsin’s new Governor Tony Evers announced on Tuesday that the state would become the 21st to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and meet the climate change reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement.  By adding Wisconsin, the states that have joined the...

February 8, 2019

Interview of the Week: Todd Stern on COP 24 and the GND

Todd Stern is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Distinguished Fellow at the World Resources Institute. He previously served as the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the State Department, leading the U.S. effort in negotiating the Paris Agreement....

January 31, 2019

Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Endorsing the Green New Deal is becoming a talisman of politics in the 2020 Presidential race on the Democratic side.  The Washington Post’s Power Post pointed out that this is a policy that almost no one had heard of last November but is now one of the key...